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Stage West Changes Plans for 41st Season

by Jessica Cross 27 May 2020 1:28 PM

Updates on summer camps and the plays remaining in this season, as well as plans for next.


Stage West, the Fort Worth theater company, has released some updates about its summer camps and 2019/2020 season, with options for multiple scenarios. After all: the show must go on!

Here are the updates:

  • The regional premiere of “Into the Breeches,” a comedy set in the 1940s about an unexpected all-women production of Henry the V, has been postponed. It will either open in September 2020 at an outdoor venue or be moved to a future season.

“Into the Breeches” promotional image from Stage West’s website.

  • Both “Between Riverside and Crazy” and “Church & State” have been postponed to a future season.
  • The Stage West Education Department’s popular June summer camps are now online with shorter hours and lower prices, designed to reach more members of the community.
  • The Summer Conservatory for teens, set to begin July 6, 2020, is likely going to be held in person using CDC guidelines. A final decision on the in-person or online nature of the conservatory will be announced on June 8.

Stage West’s Board of Directors, in addition to approving these plans, has committed to keeping the full salaried staff through the end of the season, September 30, 2020, with the long-term goal of no layoffs. The 42nd season, which will be announced within the next two weeks, is set to begin in October and will feature plays that have been intentionally chosen for this moment in history, keeping in mind the potential need for social distancing by both actors and audience.

Stage West will reach out to season ticket holders to arrange vouchers, convert tickets to donations, or give refunds. You can reach out at 817-784-9378 or [email protected] to seek more information.

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